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EMSB DISTRIBUTES GREEN AWARDS, RECOGNITION PRIZES AND GRANTS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

MONTREAL, JUNE 5, 2014-   For the third consecutive year, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) has handed out  $30,000 worth of Green awards and grants to different schools

The EMSB Green Plan Committee, chaired by Commissioner Ginette Sauvé Frankel, received and reviewed many submissions which reflected the Green Action Plan of various schools. The aim here is to help schools, centres, and the Administration Building implement and fund future environmental initiatives ensuing from their action plans.

Green Awards of $1,000 were presented to Edward Murphy Elementary School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for Edward Murphy Schoolyard and Garden Composting Project (Pillar 1);  John Caboto Academy in Ahuntsic for John Caboto Academy School-wide Composting Initiative (Pillar 3);  and Marymount Academy International  in NDG  for Interfaith Eco-Action (Pillar 2). As well, Parkdale Elementary School in St. Laurent’s Growing up Green at Parkdale (Pillar 2) and Perspectives Alternative High School in St. Michel, Container Garden (Pillar 2), were the recipients of Green Recognition prizes of $500.

A Willow grant of $1,000 went to  Gerald McShane  Elementary School in St. Michel for Gerald McShane Community Teaching Garden.

Maple Grants of between $1,001 and $2,999 went to Bancroft  Elementary School in the Plateau’s  Educational Terrarium,  $1,850; General Vanier  Elementary School in St. Léonard,  General Vanier School Garden & Outdoor Learning Classroo,  $2,750; Hampstead Elementary School for  Hampstead School Garden, $2,000; Honoré Mercier Elementary School in St. Léonard, The Friendship Corner,  $2,250; Our Lady of Pompei Elementary School in Ahuntsic for  Schoolyard Garden and Outdoor Classroom Project, $1,500;  Royal West Academy  in Montreal West, Completing the Cycle,  $1,600; and St. Gabriel Elementary School in Pointe St. Charles, Senior Par,  $1,500.

Oak Grants of between $3,000 and $5,000 went to: Parkdale  Elementary School in St. Laurent, Learning in the Sun! Our Space – Our Time, $3,250; Perspectives II Alternative High School in St. Michel, -ooking with Perspective, $4,000; and Royal Vale School in NDG, RVC Grows,  $4,250.

“The EMSB would like to congratulate all the schools that continue to demonstrate their dedication and creative abilities in an effort to remain environmentally conscious,” stated EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca